Women Lets Win

Three Black Millennial Women Share Why They Quit Their Successful Jobs to Launch Startups

Nicole Gibbons, Founder & CEO, Clare, New York
Gabrielle Simpson
Sep, 07, 2018 3:03 PM UTC

Sistas are killing it.

The number of businesses owned by Black women has increased by more than 300% over the past two decades. Black women continue to outperform as the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs in the U.S., and the quickest economic force in the nation. There’s no wonder why Black millennial women are confidently leaving cushiony corporate roles and lavish careers to be startup founders. The rapid growth is particularly remarkable granted racial and gender discrimination, lack of resources including capital, loans and networks.

These three founders are a force to be reckoned with, and for ESSENCE, they share their personal challenges, adversities, and most importantly, what keeps them going.

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